CHICAGO (STMW) – A 19-year-old man was killed by a masked man who shot him in a Gresham neighborhood gangway Friday morning, then stood over his body and kept on shooting, police said.
Family members say Everett Burnett was on his way to Larry’s Barber College at 103rd and Halsted streets when he got a call from someone he knew, telling him to meet at 88th Street and Hermitage Avenue.
He obliged and was met by someone who shot him in the back and in the head in a gangway, his grandmother Mildred Burnett said Friday night.
Police said he was shot about 10:55 a.m. in the 8800 block of South Hermitage Avenue when a man shot him as he walked in a gangway between homes.
He collapsed after being shot once, but the gunman, who was wearing a black ski mask and black jacket, stood over him and fired more shots, police said.
He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died, Mildred Burnett said. She was told about the death by a neighborhood friend.
Burnett, 19, of 8723 S. Winchester Ave., was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 3:10 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
She went to the hospital only to be met by doctors who told her there was nothing they could do for him.
Mildred Burnett said her grandson was not in a gang and said a “friend’ had called him to the address where he was shot. She said “gangbangers” were known in the area he was shot.
Everett Burnett was a recent graduate of Harlan High School and was going to classes to become a barber, his grandmother said.
He was a kid that always laughed, Mildred Burnett said. “He liked to laugh at everything and he loved basketball.”
Police said no one was in custody Friday night. Calumet Area detectives are investigating and a motive was not yet clear.